Despite mounting public concern about sky-high pay levels for top-ranked corporate officials, the highest-paid executives at not-for-profit healthcare institutions racked up massive pay increases in 2013.
Sutter Health reported that it nearly doubled its operating margin in the first quarter of the year as admissions increased and more patients had insurance. The Sacramento, Calif., system also disclosed that it entered into a $3 million settlement in May with the U.S. Justice Department.
Almost 2,200 healthcare construction projects have received some level of LEED certification or are seeking certification, but only a small handful have scored a rating of platinum.
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is joining the list of California hospitals taking steps to minimize water usage during one of the most severe droughts The Golden State has faced.
Pat Fry, 57, will retire as president and CEO of Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif., effective Jan. 4.
Wes Wright, senior VP and CIO at Seattle Children's Hospital, has been named chief technology officer at Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif.
Sutter Health, a 24-hospital not-for-profit California health system, and Blue Shield of California have come to an agreement after a monthlong feud over price increases and new contract terms.
Sutter Health, a California not-for-profit 24-hospital system, and insurer Blue Shield of California have come to an agreement after a monthlong feud over price increases and new contract terms.
Those in healthcare hoping to see the end of bitter price feuds between health insurers and providers as value-based contracting becomes more widespread may be doing the healthcare equivalent of waiting for Godot—anticipating something that will never come.
A large payer and health system in California are embroiled in a bitter feud over expired contract terms, the type of fight all too common in the fee-for-service world. Value-based pay promises to align providers and payers in the pursuit of efficient care, but they're likely to keep fighting.
Sutter Health, a 24-hospital system based in Sacramento, Calif., has continued to improve its operating performance through the first nine months of the year, cutting expenses to overcome nearly flat revenue growth.
Sutter Health has developed an integrated delivery model that advises patients in the gray zone between treatable disease and terminal illness on how to make the transition to hospice while still delivering desired healthcare services in a home setting.